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Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in Latin America

Date & Time

Mar. 8, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in the Americas: How Smarter Policing and Decentralized Approaches Can Help

Addressing crime and violence continues to be a top citizen concern in the Americas according to recent polls. While national level security strategies are important, evidence is pointing to more local and more focused strategies designed to address specific public security concerns hold greater promise for reducing crime and violence in communities.

On March 8, our panel of experts discussed local approaches to improving citizen security in the Andean region, with one example from the United States as well.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Program and the CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.

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Photo Credit: Simon Matzinger / Flickr / Creative Commons.

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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